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Nickelodeon Gives Jason Biggs Slap On The Wrist For Lewd Tweets

Submitted by on September 5, 2012 – 12:20 pm Comments

Jason BiggsNickelodeon is in some hot water recently after a scandal involving the actor Jason Biggs. Biggs sent a bunch of graphic and lewd tweets just before his twitter page was promoted by the network. During the Republican National Convention last week, Biggs took to his Twitter page to mock Christianity and to post rude sexual comments about the wives of the GOP candidates.

Biggs is best known for his role in the 1999 film “American Pie” where he stuck a certain body part into an apple pie. I guess Biggs can be just as disgusting in real life. He tweeted about sexually violating the vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s wife Janna, and then also attacked Christians, along with Paul Ryan, Ann Romney, Clint Eastwood, and again Janna Ryan.

Biggs is currently under contract with Nickelodeon as a character on the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The pressure kept mounting for Nickelodeon to at the very least respond to the Bigg’s tweets. He is a spokesperson for the network, whether they’ve asked him to be so or not. Many want the network to sever all ties with the actor.

But the network finally responded with a tweet from the @NickelodeonTV account, and it’s pretty clear that Biggs will continue to be employeed by Nickelodeon. They stated that his comments were offensive, but were made on his own personal account and do not reflect the companies views or values. They also stated that they condemn them and do not support or condone the use of graphic or vulgar language. They said that it had been a mistake to link their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle twitter feed with that of Bigg’s personal account, and that they have since corrected the error. They also have insisted that Biggs use better judgement while affiliated with their brand.

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Biggs has had no activity on his personal Twitter account since August 31st. As they stand in support of their star over their audience, Nickelodeon is following the lead of many other companies and brands. Ben Shapiro at Breitbart says that the brush off is more than a little offensive, especially with Nickelodeon’s “Anti-Bullying Initiative” and his colleague Alex Marlow is asking for those who are still unsatisfied to email the west coast vice president of the network.Jason Biggs with the ninja turtles

They state that Biggs’ tweets were nothing but the worst sort of cyberbullying, yet Nickelodeon doesn’t care. Nickelodeon is simply giving Biggs a mild slap on the wrist while on their website for Anti-Bullying Initiative, they say that bullying is not just something that happens in person but that it is also important to learn about cyberbullying. They also say that if you see someone being bullied you stand up for them and tell someone about the problem.

Now many parents are reaching out to Nickelodeon’s sponsors like General Mills, Kellogs and Kraft Foods and threatening to boycott their products if they do not stop advertising on the network. Are these parents taking this too far, or is Nickelodeon not taking it far enough? What are your thoughts?

 

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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